2017–18 Albanian First Division

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Albanian First Division
Season 2017–18
Champions Tirana
1st title
Promoted Kastrioti
Tirana
Relegated Naftëtari
Shkumbini
Tërbuni
Vllaznia B
Matches played 261
Goals scored 577 (2.21 per match)
Top goalscorer Albi Çekiçi
(17 goals)
Biggest home win Tirana 6−0 Pogradeci
(17 December 2017)
Biggest away win Shkumbini 0–6 Tirana
(14 October 2017)
Highest scoring Turbina 5–3 Iliria
(12 May 2018)
Longest winning run 6 matches
Tirana
Longest unbeaten run 19 matches
Tirana
Longest winless run 11 matches
Besa
Longest losing run 5 matches
Besa
Naftëtari
Tërbuni

The 2017–18 Albanian First Division was the 70th official season of the Albanian football second division since its establishment. The season began on 16 September 2017 and ended on 16 May 2018. There were 20 teams competing this season, split in 2 groups, each with 10 teams. The top 5 teams from each group qualified to the promotion round, while the last teams qualified to the relegation round. The 2 winners of the qualification round gained promotion to the 2018-19 Albanian Superliga, and played the division's final against each other. Kastrioti and Tirana were promoted to the 2018-19 Albanian Superliga. Naftëtari, Shkumbini, Tërbuni, Vllaznia B were relegated to the 2018−19 Albanian Second Division. Tirana won their first Albanian First Division title on 16 May 2018 after beating Kastrioti in the final match.

Changes from last season[edit]

Team changes[edit]

From First Division[edit]

Promoted to Albanian Superliga:

Relegated to Albanian Second Division:

To First Division[edit]

Relegated from Albanian Superliga:

Promoted from Albanian Second Division:

Locations[edit]

Stadia by capacity and locations[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Besa Kavajë Besa Stadium 8,000
Besëlidhja Lezhë Brian Filipi Stadium 5,000
Dinamo Tirana Tirana Selman Stërmasi Stadium 9,600
KS Burreli Burrel Liri Ballabani Stadium 2,500
KF Erzeni Shijak Tofik Jashari Stadium 4,000
Egnatia Rrogozhinë Egnatia Stadium 4,000
KF Korabi Peshkopi Korabi Stadium 6,000
Kastrioti Krujë Kastrioti Stadium 8,400
KF Tërbuni Pukë Ismail Xhemali Stadium 1,950
Vllaznia B Shkodër Reshit Rusi Stadium 1,200

Group B[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Apolonia Fier Loni Papuçiu Stadium 6,800
Bylis Ballsh Adush Muça Stadium 5,200
KS Iliria Fushë-Krujë Redi Maloku Stadium 3,000
FK Shënkolli Shënkoll Kastrioti Stadium 8,400
KS Pogradeci Pogradec Gjorgji Kyçyku Stadium 10,700
Shkumbini Peqin Shkumbini Stadium 5,000
Naftëtari Kuçovë Stadiumi Bashkim Sulejmani 5,000
KF Tirana Tirana Selman Stërmasi Stadium 9,500
Tomori Berat Tomori Stadium 14,750
Turbina Cërrik Nexhip Trungu Stadium 6,600

Source:[1]

First phase[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Kastrioti Krujë 18 14 2 2 24 7 +17 44 Qualification to the Promotion round
2 Egnatia Rrogozhinë 18 8 5 5 18 11 +7 29
3 Erzeni Shijak 18 7 5 6 22 20 +2 26
4 Besëlidhja Lezhë 18 7 3 8 19 16 +3 24
5 Dinamo Tirana 18 6 6 6 10 12 −2 24
6 Korabi Peshkopi 18 6 5 7 18 20 −2 23 Qualification to the Relegation round
7 Besa Kavajë 18 6 3 9 15 21 −6 21
8 Tërbuni Pukë 18 5 5 8 16 23 −7 20
9 Burreli 18 5 4 9 12 18 −6 19
10 Vllaznia Shkodër B 18 5 4 9 10 16 −6 19
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) draw. (Head-to-head record is applied for clubs with the same amount of points only once all matches between said clubs have been played.)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Tirana 18 14 3 1 46 6 +40 45 Qualification to the Promotion round
2 Bylis Ballsh 18 12 5 1 34 13 +21 41
3 Apolonia Fier 18 9 4 5 31 19 +12 31
4 Pogradeci 18 8 3 7 23 24 −1 27
5 Tomori Berat 18 8 2 8 23 20 +3 26
6 Iliria Fushë Krujë 18 8 1 9 19 21 −2 25 Qualification to the Relegation round
7 Shënkolli 18 7 2 9 21 31 −10 23
8 Turbina Cërrik 18 4 3 11 19 33 −14 15
9 Shkumbini Peqin 18 4 3 11 9 29 −20 15
10 Naftëtari Kuçovë 18 2 2 14 13 42 −29 8
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) draw. (Head-to-head record is applied for clubs with the same amount of points only once all matches between said clubs have been played.)

Second phase[edit]

Promotion round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Kastrioti 8 5 2 1 39 13 +26 39 Promotion to 2018–19 Albanian Superliga
2 Egnatia 8 5 0 3 31 22 +9 30
3 Erzeni 8 5 0 3 34 30 +4 28
4 Besëlidhja 8 2 2 4 25 26 −1 20
5 Dinamo Tirana 8 0 2 6 14 25 −11 14
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) draw. (Head-to-head record is applied for clubs with the same amount of points only once all matches between said clubs have been played.)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Tirana[a] (C) 8 7 1 0 66 13 +53 42 Promotion to 2018–19 Albanian Superliga
2 Bylis 8 2 2 4 43 24 +19 29
3 Apolonia 8 2 2 4 38 30 +8 24
4 Tomori 8 2 3 3 34 33 +1 22
5 Pogradeci 8 2 2 4 33 39 −6 22
Source: [2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) draw. (Head-to-head record is applied for clubs with the same amount of points only once all matches between said clubs have been played.)
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Tirana were deducted three points for failing to fulfill financial obligations.

Relegation round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
6 Korabi 8 3 2 3 28 30 −2 23
7 Burreli 8 3 3 2 20 24 −4 22
8 Besa 8 3 2 3 28 34 −6 22
9 Vllaznia B[a] (R) 8 3 2 3 20 27 −7 21 Relegation to 2018–19 Albanian Second Division
10 Tërbuni (R) 8 2 3 3 21 29 −8 19
Source: [3]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) draw. (Head-to-head record is applied for clubs with the same amount of points only once all matches between said clubs have been played.)
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Vllaznia B was automatically relegated to the 2018−19 Albanian Second Division, after the relegation of the main team to the Albanian First Division.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
6 Iliria 8 3 1 4 33 35 −2 23
7 Shënkolli 8 3 1 4 36 50 −14 22
8 Turbina 8 4 1 3 36 49 −13 21
9 Shkumbini (R) 8 3 2 3 21 39 −18 16 Play-out relegation to 2018–19 Albanian Second Division
10 Naftëtari (R) 8 3 3 2 23 51 −28 16 Relegation to 2018–19 Albanian Second Division
Source: [4]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) draw. (Head-to-head record is applied for clubs with the same amount of points only once all matches between said clubs have been played.)
(R) Relegated.

Final[edit]

Tirana 2−0 Kastrioti
Greca Goal 64'71'
Referee: Enea Jorgji

Relegation play-offs[edit]

Shkumbini 0−1 Veleçiku
Çokaj Goal 80' (pen.)

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

As of 16 May 2018[2]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Albania Albi Çekiçi Pogradeci 17
2 Albania Ruben Danaj Shënkolli 16
3 Albania Bedri Greca Tirana 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Besar Bozgo (24 June 2017). "Aleancat, FSHF ndryshon ndarjen e skuadrave në Kategorinë e Parë. Tirana vendoset në grupin e "lehtë"" (in Albanian). Panorama-Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Albanian First Division statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 November 2017.